Jesus is interested in you now, today. Will you respond to Him now? Today? He wants you as you are to make you what He wants you to be.
5 Trust the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.
I would like to add a phrase to verse six and then back it up with a snapshot from Jesus’ life. “and He will direct your paths FROM THIS POINT FORWARD.” Jesus lives in the “here and now;” He will not hold our past against us, but will use it to make us like Himself–how, I don’t know. I just know that’s what He does. Let’s look at that snapshot:
John 8 1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” 6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there.10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
11 “No one, sir,” she said.
“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now [FROM THIS POINT FORWARD] and leave your life of sin.”
See what happened? Jesus was all about her leaving her life of destructive behavior. He wants the same for us. I like to think that she was among the ones who were saved just after Pentecost, Acts 2:47…And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. She may have even followed Jesus and cared for His and the disciples’ needs (Matt. 27:55-56).
As believers in Jesus, we choose to follow Him each day. What we must understand that we are not equals with Him. He is GOD and we are NOT. We are sheep and He is our Shepherd (John 10:14). We are not cattle to be driven, but sheep to be led, which requires that we FOLLOW HIM. It’s voluntary, which is the risk He took by giving us FREE WILL. We willingly choose to walk with Him, listen to Him, trust and obey Him, and revel in His Presence, thus enjoying the love, joy, peace, hope and grace that emanate from His very Being.
Why would we want anything else but to walk with Him? Let’s choose to walk with Him TODAY. All day.